Job Seeker FAQs

Are the services free or is there a charge?

Our service is free to you; our client employers retain us to assist them in finding the right people for their openings.  When you are working through Barrington at our client companies, you will be a Barrington employee with an employment relationship between us that includes work at the client.

How do I apply with Barrington Staffing?

Once you have submitted your resume and we see potential opportunities for you with our clients, one of our staffing supervisors will contact you to discuss your work experience and career interests. We may then move into an in-person interview in our office where you will be asked to provide a complete work history, given relevant skills evaluations to determine where you would be successful and asked for contacts to past supervisors who can verify your work history.

After the application is complete, you will interview with a placement coordinator. In the interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss job opportunities that match your abilities and aspirations. During your visit to our office, you will go through basic safety training relevant to the jobs where you would be placed.

What should I bring to my Barrington interview?

Printed copies of your resume. Contact names for your most recent (3) employment references, with phone numbers. Identification for the I-9 documentation requirement; acceptable documents described at: Dress for a professional interview.

How soon can I start working?

Job availability changes on a daily basis. Once our application process is complete, you will be considered based on your preferences and your skills and will be offered appropriate positions.

How am I selected to receive a job offer?

Barrington matches candidates and client job orders based upon skills evaluated at the time you apply with us, your employment history, your career goals and a number of variables unique to each job and each person. We always keep both the client and candidate priorities top of mind when making referrals. Our clients get involved in some of the interviewing and make final decisions about offers for jobs that are to evolve to their payroll. Finally, you make the determination about accepting any opportunities presented to you!

What if I am not interested in a certain position when it is offered? Is it all right to turn it down?

Not every job is going to meet the expectations you have. If you are not interested in a position, you are free to decline. We will continue to offer positions to you based on your skills and preferences. Once you accept a temporary assignment, we count on you fulfilling the entire commitment made to us and our client.

How does payroll work?

A timesheet is presented to us on a weekly basis for the hours worked. We process payroll weekly with two different processing days to be sure you have the best chance of receiving a payment quickly. At year-end, you receive a W-2 form for the period of time you were employed on our payroll.

Are there benefits?

It is possible to work long enough to receive paid sick leave and insurance coverage (where required by law). Referral bonuses, when you refer a clerical applicant to us who works a minimum number of hours for Barrington Staffing. Client referral bonuses are paid when you refer a new client who uses a Barrington employee. Tutorials are available to our employees and candidates to improve or brush up skills. We make contributions on your behalf for Social Security and Medicare benefits, matching those that you make.